Political Rewind: Shutdown Ends, Trump says 'We Have Reached A Deal'
On this edition of Political Rewind, after two bills failed to break the standoff between Republicans and Democrats, President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen all the agencies of the federal government.
"I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government," @realDonaldTrump says he will sign a short-term deal to reopen the Government after a 35-Day Shutdown https://t.co/mzXDR98MkK pic.twitter.com/k4mk5Kf8TB — Political Rewind with Bill Nigut (@PoliticsGPB) January 25, 2019
After voting ‘yes’ for both the GOP and Democratic bills, Sen. Johnny Isakson makes an impassioned plea for a bi-partisan solution.
U.S. @SenatorIsakson spoke on the Senate floor to express his disappointment after two failed votes to reopen the government, "Because when everybody’s out of work, it’s our fault." #GaPol pic.twitter.com/B34nNsxsd6 — Political Rewind with Bill Nigut (@PoliticsGPB) January 25, 2019
Closer to home, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan wades into a thorny thicket – suggesting he supports the expansion of state subsidies for private schools. Public school advocates are pushing back.
Jim Galloway writes that Republican legislators are being told to hold off on fighting for controversial measures like a religious liberty bill until after the super bowl leaves town. But what then? We’ll look at what’s ahead for the legislature.
Jim Galloway -- Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Loretta Lepore -- Republican Strategist
Michael Owens -- Chairman, Cobb County Democrats
Bob Barr -- Former United States Representative